RELIGION NOTES | Augustine’s blesses peacemakers

St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods Episcopal church will host the eighth annual Whidbey Island Martin Luther King, Jr. “Blessed be the Peace Makers” event at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21.

St. Augustine’s is located at 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland. The service will be preceded by complimentary salads and beverages from noon to 12:45 p.m.

The singing of civil rights anthems and Afro-American spirituals will again be a highlight of the service. Karl Olsen, the Trinity Lutheran music minister, will lead the singing.

The service will address the issue of mass incarceration, referred to as the New Jim Crow, the St. Augustine’s Episcopal Peace Fellowship.

Childcare will be provided. Families and youths are encouraged to attend.

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